If you’re ready to dive into gnome making with an easy and fun pattern, this sewn Christmas gnome pattern makes the best Scandinavian gnome!
Sewn Christmas Gnome Pattern
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love the best and most easy farmhouse crafts. And Scandinavian gnomes are the most fun and easy ways to bring that farmhouse charm to Christmas. I love it! So, of course I had to take one of my favorite gnome patterns to the max for a sewn Christmas gnome pattern anyone can make!
It’s such an easy gnome pattern, it’s just irresistible. So, if you’re ready to make a gnome for Christmas that’s full of Scandinavian charm, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Scandinavian Christmas Gnomes
- Start by grabbing the super easy gnome pattern here for our Cozy Gnome (our most popular sewn gnome pattern, actually) that I used to make these adorable Scandinavian Christmas gnomes. It’s simple, perfect for beginner sewists or experts alike. Plus, if you’d rather do this without using scissors more than just once or twice, or if you’d like to make multiple gnomes at a time, you can get the Cozy Gnome pattern with cut files for Cricut or Silhouette here!
- If you know me at all, you know I love making my gnome noses with of whatever I can find that’s round, beige and not hard to make or find in my kiddo’s craft kit. I love using wood beads like these, though, because they’re very consistent in shape and color which is perfect when you’re making a couple.
- If you’re reluctant to try your hand at making gnomes because of the flowy, wonderfully squishy beard, don’t be. Anyone, even if they’re a beginner, can make that beautiful, lush beard in just a few seconds. All it takes is placing the fur face-down on your table and, with a straight-razor or craft knife, cut ONLY the fabric backing, then gently pulling the cut piece away from the larger piece. Seriously, that’s it.
How Do I Make this Sewn Christmas Gnome Pattern?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- 1/4 yd Printed Fabric
- 1/4 yd Flannel Fabric
- Mongolian Faux Fur
- Small Amount of Polymer Clay in light brown and white
- 2 cups Poly Beads
- Small Amount of Polyfill
- 2 Pieces of Floral Wire (optional)
- Small Amount of Lambswool for Trim
- Easy Gnome Pattern
- Sewing Machine (optional)
- Needle and Thread
- Razor Blade or Exacto Knife
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Make your gnome nose and hands by combining a portion of light brown and white polymer clay until you have the color you want. Roll a quarter-sized portion of this clay into a neat ball. This is the nose. Set aside. Roll two nickel-sized portions of this clay into two neat balls. These are the hands. Bake the nose and hands per the clay package's directions. Allow them to cool fully.
- Trace and cut out the gnome body shape, bottom circle shape and hat shapes out of the fabric, per the pattern.
- Fold the gnome body shape in half and run a hem along the open side with your sewing machine. Be sure to leave the small portion open on the side seam, as directed in the pattern. Attach the bottom circle shape by hemming it in place then turn the body of the gnome right side out.
- Fill the gnome body with the polyfill beads. Tuck a small portion of polyfill into the top of the gnome body to fill out the cone shape of the head, tuck the floral wire inside and sew the body closed.
- Fold the hat piece in half then run a hem along the seam. Turn the hat right side out.
- Cut out the beard shape from the faux fur by turning the fur over and cutting only the fabric with the exacto knife. Hot glue the beard to the body.
- Hot glue the nose in place about 1-inch below the top of the beard. Place the hat on top of the gnome's head, tucking it down over the top of the nose.
- Cut out two arm shapes from the fabric. Fold the arm shapes in half and hem them in a long tube. Slip the arm up into the hat on the side and hot glue it in place. Trim arm as desired (make sure your bauble will fit nicely before trimming). Hot glue the hands in place on the ends of the arms. Attach the bauble to the back sides of the hands. Then you have a gnome!
This gnome stands 14-15-inches (ish, depending on how twisty you make your hat, of course).
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- Gnome Wine Bag Christmas Gift – For holiday gifting, a little gnome wine bag is just about the most perfect present ever.
- Upcycled Christmas Tree Gnome – Take that old Christmas tree in the attic and turn it into an adorable gnome for your porch this year!
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